FEW celebrates valiant women for Women’s History Month!
“Vow to be valiant. Resolve to be radiant. Determine to be dynamic. Strive to be sincere. Aspire to be attuned. “
William Arthur Ward
The 2020 Women’s History Month theme is “Valiant Women of the Vote.” As the National Women’s History Alliance website explained, “The theme honors the brave women who fought to win suffrage rights for women, and for the women who continue to fight for the voting rights of others.” Their work gave us the following:
“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”
Federally Employed Women honors these remarkable citizens who propelled the rights of women forward granting the right to vote in U.S. elections. I, along with a grateful nation, now realize the importance of the women’s suffrage movement and that although there were decades of difficult times of trials and unrest, their protest helped all of us stride that much closer towards equality and inclusion for all. As we honor the ongoing work of women to gain equal citizenship this month, it is time to integrate women’s stories more fully into our national narratives and civic memories. It is time that we emphasize these stories of the past as examples to help every little girl know that anything is possible and they can set up their own narratives for an inclusive future.
FEW wants to remind each woman to “Vow to be valiant. Resolve to be radiant. Determine to be dynamic. Strive to be sincere. Aspire to be attuned.” We know that Women’s History Month is more than a celebration of our triumph or recognizing the first woman to achieve something; but it is about the prevailing idea that women are creating history every day and deserve a fair and equal playing field. FEW will carry the torch as it is our responsibility to live a life that brings us all closer to equality by utilizing our strengths to make our nation even stronger. Generations of girls are depending on us to burn our torch bright and carry the load to ensure we are “Soaring to New Heights.”